Sam Mondry-Cohen, director of Research and Development for the Washington Nationals, will be the featured speaker at the Alexandria Sportsman’s Club annual Baseball Night Jan. 16 at the Old Dominion Boat Club.
Mondry-Cohen enters his 11th season with the Washington Nationals in 2019 and fifth season in his current position. As director of Research and Development, he leads the front office’s analysis of baseball data, working with the R&D group of analysts and developers on projects including projection of player performance, strategic planning and department-wide baseball systems.
Mondry-Cohen was promoted to his current role after spending the 2014 season as the manager of baseball analytics. He spent four seasons (2010-2013) as an analyst in baseball operations working directly for Adam Cromie.
A 2010 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Mondry-Cohen began his career with Washington as an intern in baseball operations in 2009. From 2004-08, he worked as a batboy in the visiting clubhouse of the San Francisco Giants. The San Francisco native resides in Washington, D.C. where he sits on the board of directors for the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless.
The annual ASC Baseball Night is free and open to the public. It will be held Jan. 16 at the Old Dominion Boat Club in Old Town (200 Strand St.). Complimentary light dinner and refreshments begin at 6:30 p.m. The meeting starts at 7:15 p.m. with awards for the Athletes of the Month followed by a presentation and Q&A with Mondry-Cohen. www.alexandriavasports.org.